"Not A Serious Threat?"

Author Erick, Published in newspaper, June 27, 2008

To the Editor:

     Countries like Iran "don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us," opined Barack Obama. He was referring to the Soviet's nuclear capability. Isn't Iran actively seeking the very same armaments? Should the world wait for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons before taking action? Are those risks worth it? Prevention, instead of clean up, fares better.

     Obama continued, "If Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance." Iran is constructing nuclear facilities capable of producing nukes in the near future. How is this not a serious threat? Iranian "President" Ahmedinejad has made crystal clear of his anti-U.S. sentiment numerous times.

     Iran "wouldn't stand a chance" was Obama's remark concerning a conflict. United States leaders thought the very same of Iraq before the war. Why would an armed conflict with Iran be any different? Once the Iranian military is squashed, guerrilla tactics will be deployed, just as in Iraq, prolonging a war. Will Obama, as President, be willing to endure warfare similar to that of Iraq? If not, how could he fathom a "solution", which is the very same he denounces of the Iraq war?